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  • Master Economics as Hamilton Did!

    Master Economics as Hamilton Did!

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    Study His Report on Manufactures, 231 years old today By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 5, 2022—It was on this day in 1791 that First Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton produced one of the most important documents of American statecraft.  I refer to his Report on Manufactures, an extensive treatise on economic theory […]Read More »
  • Let Us Give Thanks as a Nation

    Let Us Give Thanks as a Nation

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    By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 23, 2022—In my Thanksgiving post in COVID-ridden 2020, I asserted that this holiday is not about family, but primarily about our survival as a nation. I wrote: From the time of the Pilgrims, to George Washington, to Abraham Lincoln, it was about humbly expressing our gratitude […]Read More »
  • How the Supreme Court Nullified Voting Rights

    How the Supreme Court Nullified Voting Rights

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    How Voting Became a Constitutional Right … and How the Supreme Court is Taking It Away A History of Revolution and Counter-Revolution, Part II By Edward Spannaus In Part I , we pointed out that the 1787 Constitution, contrary to popular opinion, neither granted anyone the right to vote, nor […]Read More »
  • A Presidency for a Time of Crisis

    A Presidency for a Time of Crisis

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    By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 3, 2022—On November 30, I will present my third class series of the year on Abraham Lincoln, The Man and His Legacy. There will be two sessions given over zoom to an audience hosted by the Long Island University Lifelong Learning program called Hutton House. Anyone […]Read More »
  • Needed: A Nuclear Power Renaissance

    Needed: A Nuclear Power Renaissance

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    By Nancy Spannaus October 17, 2022—Advocates for nuclear energy are in a celebratory mood these days, as several diehard opponents of the life-saving energy source have been forced to revise their plans to shut down nuclear plants. The decision by California Governor Gavin Newsom (confirmed by the legislature) to extend […]Read More »
  • Lincoln’s Hamiltonian Financial Revolution

    Lincoln’s Hamiltonian Financial Revolution

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    A Book Review of considerable length Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War Roger Lowenstein Penguin Press, New York, 2022 432 pages Special to American System Now Roger Lowenstein’s Ways and Means is a timely addition to the intense debate in the nation […]Read More »
  • Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures on Video

    Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures on Video

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    Nancy Spannaus Addresses the AHA Society Oct. 2, 2022—An important new video is now featured on AmericanSystemNow’s You Tube channel. In an approximate 40-minute presentation, Nancy Spannaus elaborates on the key concepts and the implementation of Alexander Hamilton’s 1791 Report on the Subject of Manufactures, highlighting often-overlooked features of this […]Read More »
  • Hamilton: The Man Versus the Musical

    Hamilton: The Man Versus the Musical

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    by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 25, 2022—With many theatres re-opened, Lin-Manuel’s “Hamilton: An American Musical” is back, playing or scheduled around the nation, and even being translated into German. It is also available on the Disneyplus movie station. So, now is a good time to focus on a crucial question: What […]Read More »